Centre for Endoscopic Procedures, Graz Ragnitz Private Hospital
The Centre for Endoscopic Procedures at Graz Ragnitz Private Hospital carries out all types of gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures with the exception of the capsule endoscopy of the small intestines. Bronchoscopies are also carried out regularly at the centre. Both types of endoscopic procedures including interventions are carried out by many of our external surgeons and internists with a hospital affiliation. These minimally invasive surgical procedures are carried out using the most sophisticated endoscopic equipment available and in a secluded area, which is regarded as comfortable by patients. Therefore, many patients who looked upon these procedures with unjust fear and trepidation end up leaving our hospital with much better memories.
Endoscopy services include gastroscopy and colonoscopy. A gastroscopy is, for example, carried out in the diagnosis of gastric ulcers. A colonoscopy plays an important role in the early diagnosis of colon cancer. So-called polyps can also be removed during the procedure.
At Graz Ragnitz Private Hospital we take pride in making your gastroscopy and colonoscopy painless by employing an especially gentle technique. This means that the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic combined with a sedative (premed), which enables all procedures to be carried out painlessly in a pleasant atmosphere – either as part of an overnight stay or as an outpatient intervention.
The Center for Endoscopy is one of few Austrian endoscopy centers validated. The validation was carried out in 2009 and relates to the preparation (cleaning, disinfection, etc.) of flexible endoscopes for examinations and procedures in accordance with ÖNORM EN ISO 15 883.
For more information and to arrange an appointment, please contact our Endoscopy team: